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Police shootout breaks out during reporter's live shot. His calm and collected reaction is priceless.


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Image source: Twitter video screenshot

San Diego-based reporter Jeff McAdam was delivering a live TV report Monday night when the hit was interrupted by a police shootout.

What are the details?

McAdam, a reporter for KSWB-TV, was delivering a street-side report about the cancellation of Comic-Con's in-person conference events when police engaged a suspect and a shootout commenced.

Noticing that gunfire was erupting behind him, McAdam moved to see what was happening, but barely bat an eye during the coverage.

McAdam shared a clip of the report on his Twitter page, where it quickly went viral.

He wrote, "Officer-involved shooting in the middle of my live report. Full story and footage on @fox5sandiego at 10[.]"

In the video, at least 10 shots ring out.

At the time of this reporting, the video has been viewed more than 61,000 times.

What else do we know about the situation?

According to a Monday report from the San Diego Union-Tribune, the gun battle ended in an arrest.

A bystander was reportedly struck during the shootout by a "stray bullet," but a glasses case in the bystander's back pocket blocked the bullet from doing any damage.

The outlet reported that the incident took place following a traffic stop outside of the San Diego Convention Center.

On Monday night, San Diego Police Homicide Captain Rich Freedman said, "Probably the worst nightmare to have somebody basically just walk out of the car and start firing at you. We're lucky the officer wasn't hurt, we're very fortunate, obviously, that the bystander wasn't hurt, and that the suspect ... was taken into custody without any further incident, and that he wasn't hurt."

Freedman explained that a San Diego police officer stopped the suspect's black Honda Accord after reportedly seeing the vehicle run a red light.

When the officer approached the car, a 29-year-old suspect who the officer believed was "showing signs of impairment" exited the vehicle and "reach and grabbed a weapon from his person."

The suspect, who has not been identified at the time of this reporting, "began immediately firing at the officer."

"The officer quickly drew his weapon and returned fire, and the two engaged in a gun battle for a few seconds," Freedman added. Backup arrived on the scene and all officers were able to take the suspect into custody.

The outlet reported that the suspect is expected to face several charges, including attempted murder of the responding officer.

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